The Monday Mix: Dec. 17 – 23, 2018

Josh Hile | Monday Morning Mix | December 24, 2018

Headlines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:

The US government’s partial shutdown could extend into 2019, as impasse on funding for border wall continues.
The Federal Reserve raised its target interest rates another 25 basis points; two more hikes expected in 2019.
US stocks continued to slide, hitting a 19-month low, on government shutdown and fears of economic slowdown.
Italy reached agreement with the Eurozone about its 2019 budget, with projected deficit of just over 2% of GDP.
The index of US consumer sentiment stayed strong into Dec.; best annual reading (average of 98.4) since 2000.

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Josh Hile
Josh Hile
Josh is a senior investment analyst at Laird Norton Wealth Management. An MBA and CFA, he is responsible for research and recommendations on global equities and for due diligence and monitoring of equity investments.